Everybody loves to talk about the latest and greatest disease-preventing superfood — but how many have you actually made a part of your daily diet?
As a cardiovascular nurse and nutrition consultant, I spend much of my time wading in the muck of preventable chronic diseases, and I’ve dedicated my life to understanding nutrition science and lifestyle medicine.
And more importantly for you, how those two disciplines can be used to prevent and treat disease.
What I’ve found is that certain health foods — normal foods, not hard-to-find superfoods — have a remarkable capacity to protect you from disease, increase athletic performance, and give you a fighting chance of living a long, healthy life.
Below I’ve compiled a list of five food types that meet this criteria. Foods that I recommend my clients eat every single day — without exception.
Here they are.